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Old 5th January 2018, 05:48 PM   #1
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Smile max safe revs from a 302

Just wondering... I bought the car a while back, and cannot get detailed info on the engine internals. Moderate power (250), 4-barrel Holley, conventional valve gear. Of course max revs will go well past peak power, but on our lovely deserted Scottish roads :-), I'm just wondering how high I can permit this engine to rev? For what its worth, its an ex-Torino motor, ie not a marine derivative!
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Old 5th January 2018, 05:57 PM   #2
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Re: max safe revs from a 302

Hi Pete, I thought 6000 was relatively safe, but use 5500 as a general limit which is exciting enough for me😁 When I had the old cast iron heads, the valve train was not so happy up there.
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Old 5th January 2018, 07:18 PM   #3
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Re: max safe revs from a 302

Thanks Dave, but I KNOW you have some neat valve gear under those valve covers!
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